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message 1: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Starting July 26th.

I'm in.


message 2: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
I'm also in. Hoping I can read the second one as fast as I did the first one so I'll be in time for this read. It just depends on all my other reads.


message 3: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Started reading this last night. Loving it so far. Jane though... That's all I'm going to say about her!


I really should upload my review of the second book sometime today, I've just been too busy though.


message 4: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Just a reminder this starts tomorrow.


message 5: by Seán (new)

Seán | 602 comments Still waiting on these to arrive, but I'll get caught up as soon as I can - hopefully at least to get started with everyone for the fourth book, when that comes out.


message 6: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Just a reminder this starts tomorrow."

Wow - already July 26th tomorrow. Will start the book tomorrow!


message 7: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Just a general thought I had reading the first 50 pages. I wonder if the Princess or Bobby will end up being able to use their healing power on others at some point? I could see it happening or not.

(view spoiler)


message 8: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "Jane though..."

That one was just a matter of time.


message 9: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Through chapter 4

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message 10: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Oh, eh, it started today? Crap, I can never keep the dates straight. I was out of town for a few days and I took this book with me and I ended up finishing it yesterday... Oops :(

Good news though; it's the best book of the series so far, it's better than the first one. I wrote a small non-spoiler review if you wanna know more, but that's all you really need to know!


message 11: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Scott wrote: "Just a general thought I had reading the first 50 pages. I wonder if the Princess or Bobby will end up being able to use their healing power on others at some point? I could see it happening or not..."

(view spoiler)


message 12: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "."

(view spoiler)

I'm convinced Marcus is just to make men feel better about being clueless about women. "Hey I'm not as dense are Marcus!"


message 13: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Haha, that's so true! He's got a great mind for battle but most things outside of war are hopelessly out of his reach and women are definitely on the top of that list.

He does try to address this fault in himself, with mixed .


message 14: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "Scott wrote: "Just a general thought I had reading the first 50 pages. I wonder if the Princess or Bobby will end up being able to use their healing power on others at some point? I could see it ha..."

Yeah, the French Revolution influence is very clear, especially in the second book.


message 15: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Jul 26, 2016 06:58PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Jane needs to get killed off ASAP. I'm starting chapter 4.


message 16: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Haha, Jane yeah... I know the feeling!


message 17: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Jul 26, 2016 10:41PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
As I'm reading more and more, (spoiler for the spike thing, you guys are good to read it, just marked it in case) (view spoiler)


message 18: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
I have a great idea: can we spike Jane?


message 19: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Jenna wrote: "I have a great idea: can we spike Jane?"

Hahahahaha, I fully support this proposal! She becomes completely unbearable in this book!

Unbearable in a good way though - I actually think she's an interesting character to have around, even if I find myself groaning every time I see her name...


message 20: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "Jenna wrote: "I have a great idea: can we spike Jane?"

Hahahahaha, I fully support this proposal! She becomes completely unbearable in this book!

Unbearable in a good way though - I actually thin..."


I'm sure that we're supposed to dislike her so it's actually a job well done (too well done) on Wexler's part.


message 21: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Jul 27, 2016 07:17PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
As the moderator of a buddy read group, I'm not very good at buddy reading... I finished the book already.

I hid spoilers: review


message 22: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Jenna wrote: "As the moderator of a buddy read group, I'm not very good at buddy reading... I finished the book already.

I hid spoilers: review"


Completely understandable. It's hard to put down a book this good!


message 23: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
LOL @ everybody being done. I had a busy day yesterday and only got 30 pages or so in so I'm still a few days off.


message 24: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Scott wrote: "LOL @ everybody being done. I had a busy day yesterday and only got 30 pages or so in so I'm still a few days off."

I understand! I'm usually slower, but this book was so good! I couldn't put it down.


message 25: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
It started off really good but the middle is really bogging down for me. I want more Feor, Bobby doing superhuman things, the interlude with the penitent damned was great, more Janus, etc. I don't mind political drama sprinkled in but the magic and battles are the things being sprinkled to this point.


message 26: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Jul 28, 2016 10:26AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "LOL @ everybody being done. I had a busy day yesterday and only got 30 pages or so in so I'm still a few days off."

Apparently, I'm still out for revenge after scarring memories of Memories of Ice.


message 27: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "It started off really good but the middle is really bogging down for me. I want more Feor, Bobby doing superhuman things, the interlude with the penitent damned was great, more Janus, etc. I don't ..."

Just wait for it.


message 28: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "Apparently, I'm still out for revenge after scarring memories of Memories of Ice...."

And apparently I'm Marcus for not realizing what result would transpire from that transgression.


message 29: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "Just wait for it. ,..."

In Jenna I trust.


message 30: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Jenna wrote: "Apparently, I'm still out for revenge after scarring memories of Memories of Ice...."

And apparently I'm Marcus for not realizing what result would transpire from that transgression."


Best new insult for being clueless: Wow, is your name Marcus now?


message 31: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Jenna wrote: "Just wait for it. ,..."

In Jenna I trust."


Maybe I should run for president. ;) I'll bring the spike to the states. Mwhahahaha.


message 32: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "Best new insult for being clueless: Wow, is your name Marcus now? "

I guess it is but in my defense I didn't realize you were Mad Jane until it was too late.


message 33: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Jul 28, 2016 10:47AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Jenna wrote: "Best new insult for being clueless: Wow, is your name Marcus now? "

I guess it is but in my defense I didn't realize you were Mad Jane until it was too late."


I don't know if you want to stoop to comparing me to Mad Jane considering I hate her. Watch out for my spike! Maybe I hate her because we're similar. I'd always imagined myself as a Maurisk or perhaps Janus if our theory that he is evil turns out to be true.


message 34: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "I don't know if you want to stoop to comparing me to Mad Jane."

I needed a tongue and cheek proportionate to Marcus clueless.


message 35: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (last edited Jul 28, 2016 11:12AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Jenna wrote: "I don't know if you want to stoop to comparing me to Mad Jane."

I needed a tongue and cheek proportionate to Marcus clueless."


Yeah, I suspected that. Maurisk is pretty bad too..


message 36: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Nice conversation guys haha

How goes the reading now Scott?


message 37: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "Nice conversation guys haha

How goes the reading now Scott?"


I was wondering what you would say when you came online. :)


message 38: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
It's been good. Approximately pages 100-200 nothing seemed to happen. The rest of the book has been good.

(view spoiler)


message 39: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "It's been good. Approximately pages 100-200 nothing seemed to happen. The rest of the book has been good."

Yeah when I was reading that part (view spoiler)


message 40: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
I'm done. So.........it was a good book, the ending very good. I'm just not sure it was good enough for me to shell out fifteen bucks for book four when it comes out. Fifteen bucks is nothing in the big scheme of things but I always like to feel like there's value. I'll gladly shell out $100 on a great meal but it had better be great. If I buy a chicken parm sub for $5 I'm only expecting a $5 value. If I wait a year and pay ten bucks it's probably a better value. I'll think on it before the 9th. My spoiler will say why I'm still on the fence.

(view spoiler)


message 41: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "I'm done. So.........it was a good book, the ending very good. I'm just not sure it was good enough for me to shell out fifteen bucks for book four when it comes out. Fifteen bucks is nothing in th..."

(view spoiler)

I am also thinking I won't buy it right away. I have lots of other books to read so I am fine with putting the fourth one off for awhile.


message 42: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "I am also thinking I won't buy it right away. I have lots of other books to read so I am fine with putting the fourth one off for awhile. ."

Cool I'm glad it's not just me. The 5th book is supposed to come out in 17 so I imagine Guns of Empire will be much cheaper come then. I also think this is one of those series where spacing will actually help. It's not like the characters or plot are terribly difficult.


message 43: by Jenna, I'd be free if not for Temper & Edgewalker (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenna Kathleen (jennakathleen) | 4615 comments Mod
Scott wrote: "Jenna wrote: "I am also thinking I won't buy it right away. I have lots of other books to read so I am fine with putting the fourth one off for awhile. ."

Cool I'm glad it's not just me. The 5th b..."


So should I remove Guns of Empire from our group shelf for now?


message 44: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "So should I remove Guns of Empire from our group shelf for now? ."

I'm not sure what Dan's plan is or if perhaps other members might join him because they had previously read the first three. I'll ask.


message 45: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Well, crap, shame you guys didn't get as caught in this one as me. I just loved it and I'm really looking forward to reading Guns in a few weeks. I definitely don't wanna wait until next year... I really need to know more about this world, you know? He definitely go himself a fan here.


message 46: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments (view spoiler)


message 47: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Dan wrote: "Well, crap, shame you guys didn't get as caught in this one as me. I just loved it and I'm really looking forward to reading Guns in a few weeks. I definitely don't wanna wait until next year... I ..."

Dan I started a thread for it just in case. Also another group I'm part of will be reading it.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...


message 48: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
Dan wrote: ""

(view spoiler)


message 49: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan (danstri) | 93 comments Scott wrote: "Dan wrote: ""


That's the one hook and I'll eventually read it but like I said it's value for me. I had no issue paying the money for Age of Myth because it's that epic. This series is very good b..."


How did you know Age of Myth was going to be epic? Isn't it the first book of his new series? I mean, I'm fully expecting it to be amazing, I bought the book myself, but, you know, you speak like you just knew it was epic even before buying it!

Anyhow, I thought Price of Valour was just as good as the best of the material that I've read from Michael J. Sullivan ...


message 50: by Scott , Karsa Orlong (new) - rated it 4 stars

Scott  Hitchcock (lostinthewarrenofchaos) | 8082 comments Mod
I was obviously basing it on the Riyeria books which are superior to Shadow Campaigns for me. Percepliquis in particular was much better than even the Thousand Names which was the best of the first three for me.


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